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S.166

Introduced by   Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs

Date:

Subject:  Fish and wildlife; game; remote-control hunting

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to ban remote‑control hunting.

AN ACT RELATING TO REMOTE-CONTROL HUNTING

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 4715 is added to read:

§ 4715.  REMOTE-CONTROL HUNTING

(a)  As used in this section:

(1)  “Remote-control hunting” means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment, software, or technology to control remotely the aiming and discharge of any weapon such as a firearm, bow, spear, or slingshot to take a wild animal.

(2)  “Wild animal” includes an animal wild by nature, which has been brought into and kept in captivity for the purpose of taking it, and any increase of such animal.

(b)  No person shall take a wild animal using a remote-control hunting device.  This subsection applies to any person who is in Vermont while using a remote-control hunting device regardless of the location of the animal taken.

(c)  No person shall establish or operate a remote-control hunting site in Vermont.

(d)  No person shall import, export, or possess a wild animal or part of a wild animal taken by a remote-control hunting device.

Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect on passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us